In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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The series has been the longest currently running American live-action primetime television series since the cancellation of Law & Order
(1990) in 2010. It is therefore the last remaining such series to have premiered in the 1990s. See more
The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more
Det. Olivia Benson
Your one night as a bachelor and you go to the grocery store? That's lame.
Det. Elliot Stabler
A grocery store with strippers.
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more
Referenced in Chicago P.D.: Conventions
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more